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Navy pursuing double-wall steel tank system at Hawaii's Red Hill fuel farm

Navy pursuing double-wall steel tank system at Hawaii's Red Hill fuel farm
The Navy on Thursday laid out plans for a "double-wall stainless steel" tank system at the Red Hill fuel farm — accelerating its goal of providing secondary containment to keep the aged tanks where they are in the face of criticism directed at a less comprehensive proposal to prevent fuel spills.

Navy pursuing double-wall steel tank system at Hawaii's Red Hill fuel farm HONOLULU (Tribune News Service) — The Navy on Thursday laid out plans for a "double-wall stainless steel" tank system at the Red Hill fuel farm — accelerating its goal of providing secondary containment to keep the aged tanks where they are in the face of criticism directed at a less comprehensive proposal to prevent fuel spills.If testing proves successful, the Navy could begin installation into a tank at Red Hill as early as late next year, Capt."This company has a successful track record providing similar solutions to tanks larger than Red Hill in the liquefied natural gas shipping industry, and they've been used in extremely harsh and dynamic conditions, " Meyer said.5 miles from Pearl Harbor, the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility consists of 20 vertically arrayed 250-foot-tall underground storage tanks that were started before the Dec.

The Sierra Club recently called Red Hill a "Frankenstein that threatens to ruin our drinking water supply.In its "tank upgrade alternatives" decision document from 2019, the Navy said it would at some point implement "double-wall equivalency secondary containment" — or remove fuel from Red Hill in approximately the 2045 time frame.

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